The self-described Forrest Gump of comedy Actor Taylor Negron has appeared in more than 100 movies and many TV shows. Now he's telling many of these stories in a show called "Satellites," which he'll perform this weekend in Minneapolis.4:20 p.m.
The View of a Protest A look back at a police-protester clash during the Republican National Convention on Sept. 1.4:45 p.m.
Chief John Harrington talks about RNC tactics The Republican National Convention saw one of the largest mobilizations of police officers in the state's history. St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington talks about the tactics involved in keeping the peace.4:50 p.m.
Was the Republican National Convention worth it? After four days of hosting the Republican National Convention, St. Paul can finally go back to being a quiet little town. But with all of the headaches that it brought, such as road closures and protests, was it worth it?5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
August Unemployment At Five-Year High
The Labor Department says that employers cut nearly 84,000 jobs in August. The unemployment rate for the month was a five-year high of 6.1 percent. Job losses in June and July were also found to be worse than previously believed.
Candidates Sound Off On Unemployment
The Labor Department has said the unemployment rate for August was a five-year high of 6.1 percent. Employers cut early 84,000 jobs during the month. Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama both have plans they say will create more jobs.
Teen Sex, Sex Education And Sarah Palin
Gov. Sarah Palin has been a strong supporter of programs that advocate abstinence until marriage, and she also opposes explicit sex education. Alaska's law is silent on these issues, however, and it provides no specific funding for sex education in the schools.
Ability To Lead Armed Forces Pivotal In Election
Sen. John McCain's acceptance speech reiterated his qualifications to be commander in chief. Sen. Barack Obama's speech last week was equally emphatic about his ability to lead the armed forces. We should, as a nation, focus energy on this aspect of what it means to be president.
Al-Qaida Sees Opportunity In Pakistan's Flux
Pervez Musharraf's resignation introduced uncertainty, and U.S. officials say al-Qaida is seeking to strengthen its presence in the country. Meanwhile, Pakistan looks likely to pick Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, as its next president.
Searching For The 'Disappeared' In Colombia
Forensic anthropologists are searching for the "disappeared" in Colombia — thousands of people killed by death squads and buried in unmarked graves. Many of the disappearances were not reported out of fear.
Costliest U.S. Public School Opens In L.A.
What's widely regarded as the costliest U.S. high school has opened near downtown Los Angeles, years behind schedule and at a cost of $350 million. Many factors, including a criminal investigation that uncovered no wrongdoing, resulted in delays and cost overruns.
Giants, Ocho Cinco Cap Week In Sports
The Giants-Redskins game magically doesn't overlap with John McCain's speech, the league works on a deal to save the NFL Network, and Cincinnati's Chad Johnson is allowed to change his name to Chad Ocho Cinco. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his insight.
Paying Homage To The Wrights' Military Plane
The first week in September marks the centenary of military aviation. A reproduction of the Wright Brothers' Fort Myer Flyer has been built by The Wright Experience in Warrenton, Va.